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# Autonumbering of Shapes for Functional Decomposition Diagram

I have seen the solution for autonumbering for shapes using the Visio addons. I am doing a functional decomposition diagram that is 4 levels deep.

Level 1 - numbering is whole numbers e.g. 1,2,3,4,...

Level 2 - should have 1.1,1.2..., 2.1, 2.2 etc.

Level 3 - should have 1.1.1....

Level 4 - should have 1.1.1.1.....

In the Visio addons, the number addon does not give you the ability to set this type of numbering scheme. I usually use iGrafx to do this type of decomposition diagrams and you can apply the numbering scheme out-of-the-box. Unfortunately the standard here is MS Visio 2007.

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Level 1 - numbering is whole numbers e.g. 1,2,3,4,...

Level 2 - should have 1.1,1.2..., 2.1, 2.2 etc.

Level 3 - should have 1.1.1....

Level 4 - should have 1.1.1.1.....

In the Visio addons, the number addon does not give you the ability to set this type of numbering scheme. I usually use iGrafx to do this type of decomposition diagrams and you can apply the numbering scheme out-of-the-box. Unfortunately the standard here is MS Visio 2007.

enigmacmpr

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Hi Scott,

Can you give me some more details on using shapesheet formulas. I am not familiar with them.

thanks,

enigmacmpr

Can you give me some more details on using shapesheet formulas. I am not familiar with them.

thanks,

enigmacmpr

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You could probably achieve your objective with shapesheet formulas and by storing prefix values in the document, page and/or individual shapes. Shapesheet solutions can be surprisingly effective and flexible. This would be fairly easy to accomplish if each page contains only shapes on one level; mixing levels on a page could be more complex.

And you could certainly write VB code to accomplish the desired result -- but I realize this may be outside the scope of what you have in mind.